Babylon Berlin: The German Capital at a Crossroads

Babylon Berlin: The German Capital at a Crossroads

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2018

Berlin is changing. That's nothing new, of course, but even as integration challenges have resulted in crime in some neighborhoods, others are trying to find ways to avoid the stasis that comes with gentrification. Success is uncertain. By Lars-Olav Beier, Hilmar Schmundt and Volker Weidermann more... Comment ]

Former FBI Agent on Saudi Crown Prince: 'He Wanted to Send a Message'

Former FBI Agent on Saudi Crown Prince: 'He Wanted to Send a Message'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2018

Why would someone want Saudi Arabian Jamal Khashoggi dead? The former FBI agent Ali Soufan says that the journalist posed a threat to the House of Saud. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


Death on the Bosphorus: How an Apparent Saudi Hit Job Has Shaken the World

Death on the Bosphorus: How an Apparent Saudi Hit Job Has Shaken the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2018

A gruesome crime has quickly turned into a crisis in international relations: Saudi agents acting on behalf of the crown prince are thought to have dismembered a prominent opposition journalist. The West is disgusted and U.S. President Donald Trump finds himself in a tight spot. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the German crime rate had risen by 10 percent because of refugees in the country. He's wrong. We took a closer look at just how wrong. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]


Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2016

The recent rape and murder of a student in the bucolic university town of Freiburg, Germany, has shaken a city that welcomed refugees with open arms. As it emerges that a young Afghan man may have been the killer, a national debate on migrants is unfolding. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Country on Tenterhooks: Germans Wonder If Terror Can Be Prevented

A Country on Tenterhooks: Germans Wonder If Terror Can Be Prevented

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 01, 2016

Following the attacks in Munich, Würzburg and Ansbach, many are asking how the violence can be stopped. There is an answer to this question, but will it be heard in these turbulent times? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Lucrative Loot: The Murky World of the Ancient Artifact Market

Lucrative Loot: The Murky World of the Ancient Artifact Market

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 14, 2016

A new law in Germany seeks to eliminate the trade in ancient artifacts. It was written to target people like Leonardo Patterson, whose long career selling plundered objects from Central America throws a spotlight on the dubious industry. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]


Chaos and Violence: How New Year's Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany

Chaos and Violence: How New Year's Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2016

New Year's Eve in Cologne rapidly descended into a chaotic free-for-all involving sexual assault and theft, most of it apparently committed by foreigners. It has launched a bitter debate over immigration and refugees in Germany -- one that could change the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

An Interview with Cologne's Mayor: 'I Have Been Subjected to a Ton of Ridicule and Criticism'

An Interview with Cologne's Mayor: 'I Have Been Subjected to a Ton of Ridicule and Criticism'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2016

In an interview, Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker, 59, discusses the sexual attacks that rocked Germany's fourth-largest city on New Year's Eve and her controversial suggestion that women keep foreign men at arm's length. Interview Conducted By Frank Hornig and Barbara Schmid more... Comment ]

Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2016

The events in Cologne were perpetrated by a sexist criminal mob -- and have triggered the rise of racist digital mob in response. The incident has shown that much of the public doesn't care much about sexual violence, unless it comes from foreigners. A Commentary by Sascha Lobo more... Comment ]